Global Travel Week, powered by Connections

The new annual international travel trade event - created for senior industry professionals to build trust through memorable experiences that lead to long-lasting business relationships.

To support the recovery and resurgence of the travel industry, Jacobs Media Group launched the annual Global Travel Week powered by Connections in 2021 to offer unrivalled insight and connectivity through its worldwide portfolio.

The new annual travel trade event brings together decision-makers from across the global travel industry to network, do business, cooperate through tourism and expand opportunities with UK senior buyers. Travel sectors covered include luxury, meetings & incentives, wellbeing, adventure, weddings, mainstream travel and travel technology.

Designed in the pioneering 'Connections' networking format, Global Travel Week welcomes worldwide destinations and their private sector representatives to meet UK buyers through highly targeted one-to-one meetings, complemented by a variety of destination-inspired experiences. Connections Luxury also hosts a dedicated programme for its members, who represent leading luxury travel brands and agencies.

Travel leaders in attendance also benefit from insightful and focused content sessions delivered throughout by Jacobs Media Group's market-leading travel brands including Travel Weekly UK; Aspire; Unity Through Tourism; the Global Travel & Tourism Resilience Council; the Association of Touring and Adventure Suppliers (ATAS) and Travolution.

Flexibility is at the forefront of the event, with measures in place to ensure global suppliers can develop meaningful relationships with the UK market. In addition, international suppliers and buyers are invited to join a 24-hour, virtual one-to-one meetings programme.

Up to 600 travel decision-makers will attend the inaugural event, which will be hosted at The Kia Oval in London from 27-30 October 2021, with the supporting virtual programme from 4-5 October 2021.

Participating tourist boards include the Italian National Tourist Board, Visit Portugal, Malta Tourism Authority, Slovenia Tourist Board, Tourism Council of Bhutan and Turks & Caicos Tourism Board.